Monday, October 8, 2012

Operation Transformation Is In Full Swing

At Austin, we are thrilled (and maybe a little anxious) by the announcement that Coppell ISD was selected to participate in the High Performance Schools Consortium.  Read the article here.  This means that we will play an integral part in the transformation of the public education system in Texas.

Fortunately, we have already begun working to transform our school to a 21st Century learning environment, but we will have a long road ahead of us.

As part of this work, we have updated our Roadmap.  You may remember last year's Roadmap to SEM from a previous post.  We found that this was a great visual representation of our vision and where we are headed as a campus.  Check it out, and let us know what you think.

As you can see, we've already taken several steps this year.  Most recently, the staff met to review our Beliefs Statements and evaluate their compatibility with our Guiding Purpose.  It was a tough process! 

Each grade level was given one of our seven Belief Statements.  Using our Guiding Purpose as a lense, they had to determine whether or not the statement still held true, whether or not it needed to be updated, or whether or not we should even keep it.  Then, using a Carousel Walk, the staff rotated between each Belief Statement and provided additional feedback.

Now here comes the hard part!  Each grade level will take back their Belief Statement (along with the abundance of feedback) and rewrite it so that it conforms with our beliefs about 21st Century learning.  We can't wait to see what our educators come up with!

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